Stop Making Sense Blu-ray (NR)

Movie: 4 stars out of 4

Disc: 4 stars out of 4

With the possible exception of "The Last Waltz," the Talking Heads' "Stop Making Sense" is the finest concert movie ever made. Filmed by director Jonathan Demme during the band's 1983 tour, it is less the typical "greatest hits" package and more of an increasingly evolving piece of moving art. After front man David Byrne opens with a solo version of "Psycho Killer" the stage steadily fills with the remaining musicians and the energy doesn't peak until the final song. The extras are likely to appeal only to devotees but the new audio/video transfer makes it a must for any music fan. Play it loud!

Technical specs: aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1), audio: English (DTS-HD 5.1 Audio Master, Linear PCM Stereo), subtitles: none.

Special features include:

· Commentary by Demme and the band

· Byrne interviews Byrne

· Montage

· Storyboard

· 1999 press conference

· Two bonus songs

(Vivendi Visual Entertainment, $34.99)